Henry Charles Taylor

Name     Henry Charles Taylor

Number    Private 519

Battalion      21th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Melbourne

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Daisy Cashin of Tarwin Lower, widow

Date and place of enlistment   Boolarra 13/1/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 21 years and 2 months, 5’ 7”, 144 pounds, and light brown eyes

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   farm hand

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 3/5/1917 at Bullecourt and was declared to have been killed at a Court of Enquiry held on 20/7/1917.

Location of memorial

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Memorial at Villers Bretonneux

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Tarwin Lower

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 13/1/15 He enlisted in Boolarra
  • 10/5/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
  • 29/8/15 He was at Gallipoli
  • 1/1/16 He had mumps and was admitted to the General Hospital Mudros
  • He was ill in Heliopolis and Giza Egypt
  • 31/5/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 5/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 20/11/16 He went to France having been in England
  • 27/1/17 He joined units
  • In March he suffered from exhaustion
  • 31/3/17 He rejoined his battalion
  • 3/5/17 He was missing in action
  • 20/7/17 He is declared to have been killed in action on 3/5/17 by a Court of Inquiry
  • 7/8/21 Mrs. Cashin wrote asking for the location of his grave.
  • Daisy asks for a pension as a widow and a mother of a dead soldier
  • He is remembered on Villers Bretonneux Memorial

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